Category: Michael Holick

Vitamin D: Deficiency Persists Post Kidney Transplant

April 28th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Kidney transplant patients in a Southern California cohort had high rates of low 25(OH) D levels 4 months after transplant, researchers reported here…

Expert quote:

“The National Kidney Foundation recommends that they should all be receiving 50,000 IUs of vitamin D once every 2 weeks to maintain a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D above 30 ng/mL, and I agree with this completely.”

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How to get that vitamin D in the winter

January 28th, 2014 in 2014, Metro, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

You know vitamin D is important for your health, and you’ve likely read that hardly anyone gets enough of it…

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“Ninety to 95 per cent of the vitamin D in your body comes from sensible sun exposure.”

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Is Vitamin D The ‘Sunshine’ Supplement? Study Finds Healthy People Are ‘Unlikely’ To Benefit

January 24th, 2014 in 2014, International Business Times, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Vitamin D might not be all it’s cracked up to be…

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Chill out! Experts offer tips to fight frigid funk

January 24th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Even the most stoic Yankee must be ready to pull the plug on this bitingly cold, snowy mess of a winter…

Expert quote:

“Typically people just feel achy in the winter time. They think it’s because it’s cold outside. It’s a classic sign of vitamin D deficiency.”

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Review of vitamin D studies finds little health benefit

January 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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The evidence is in and vitamin D supplements, despite their popularity, do not seem to have significant benefits for heart health, cancer prevention or even bone health in healthy people, says a new review of previous studies from researchers in New Zealand…

Expert quote:

“The scientific term for it is ‘silly.’  There’s nothing new here.”

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Find the Best Times for Vitamin D

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Dminder app tells users what days and times Vitamin D can be made…

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Metro, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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The list of illnesses you might help prevent by getting enough vitamin D seems to grow every day…

Expert quote:

“People tend to think that if a little is good, a lot is better, so some have raised concerns about the risk of toxicity. But vitamin D toxicity is one of the rarest medical conditions; you would need to take thousands of IUs every day for months for your body to take in enough to be harmful.”

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10 Questions: Michael Holick, MD, PhD

December 12th, 2013 in 2013, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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What would you like to tell patients but don’t?…

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How A Vitamin D Test Misdiagnosed African-Americans

November 20th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Medicine 0 comments

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By the current blood test for vitamin D, most African-Americans are deficient…

Expert quote:

“There’s no downside to supplementation, so it’s not a big deal.”

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Vitamin D deficiency may lead to physical problems in older age

July 18th, 2013 in 2013, CBSNews.com, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Not getting enough vitamin D may lead to problems with completing everyday tasks later on in life…

Expert quote:

“It would be very nice to have a vitamin D intervention study so that you could actually demonstrate that those that were vitamin D deficient, if you made their blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D above 30 ng/mL, which is what is in fact recommended by the Endocrine Society practice guidelines, … that you could improve neurocognitive function, as well as muscle function, and improve overall health and welfare of people as they’re aging.”

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